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fire from liberals and conservatives. >>> a serious proposal to overhaul the tax code the first time in more than 25 years. is there any hope for congressional action this year? >>> and the pentagon proposes to slash the army to its smallest size in almost 75 years. how risky are the cuts for american security? >>> welcome to the journal editorial report. i'm paul gigot. new questions about the investigation into the irs targeting of conservative groups. with the house subcommittee holding hearings and just how seriously the department of justice is taking its probe. this as liberal groups like the aclu and sierra club join conservative counterparts in voicing opposition to a new irs rule aimed at further restricting political speech. for more on both developments, i'm joined by "wall street journal" columnist and deputy editor dan henninger, kim strossel. what did we learn about the state of the justice probe such as it is? >> well, they had a number of legal experts appear before the house oversight committee. it was a pretty depressing recounting. this seems to be a farce. you hav
. >>> u.s. senate panel investigating tax evasion has accused credit suisse of using cloak and dagger tactics that belong in a spy novel. it alleges c.s. bankers made 150 trips to the u.s. between 2002 and 2000208 orchestrate a large scale tax evasion scheme. some of the things credit suisse is accused of operating remote controlled lifts, and bankers accused of filing false visa applications pretending they were tourists and advising clients how to dodge u.s. tax laws. the senate hearing kicks off late today, shares trading at the bottom, just down just over 3% in trading today. >>> the firm came out to say it considers its insurance policies for wealthy u.s. citizens to be tax compliant. credit suisse has been preparing for investigations into its products known as insurance wrapper wrappers. the long arm of the u.s. treasury, by the way good morning, everybody. you didn't say good morning. >> good morning, sorry, good morning. >> good evening if you're watching in sipping apore as well. good e-mails coming out of credit suisse or conversations out of the investigation? >> it's a li
and recidivism, and enhance justice and fairness, and save tax taxpayer dollars which is a win, win, win. states that have been successful in working in this area have looked at changes to their sentencing policies and the same way that legislation that i know you and mr. scott have cosponsored. and with regard to re-entry of ex-offenders. michigan, for example, through their prisoner re-entry initiative, has slashed their budget for corrections and has reduced the overall number of beds that are available. so there are lots of great ideas in the states and i'm starting to see them at the federal level. >> several mentions of mandatory minimums. how do this coincide with the smart on crimes approach. >> the legislative trends we're seeing in congress, with the smart sentencing act, starting to take that question head on. i was actually very positive -- a couple weeks ago i now you, mr. scott, were present at roundtable in which attorney general eric holder, senator mike lee, senator rand paul, participated in a discussion about these very issues, mandatory minimum sentences and all of the aforem
's about our values. as a country we've got to make a decision if we're going to protect tax break for the wealthiest americans or or make smart investments to create jobs and expand opportunity for every american. >> among the proposal an end to the carried interest loophole which allows hedge fund managers to be taxed at a very low rate, spending $302 billion to repair the nation's roads and bridges, and closing the $4 billion worth of fossil fuel loopholes every year. the proposal includes an idea with historically bipartisan support. it's little known but highly effective tax rebate for the poor, earned income tax credit. yesterday in a 200-plus page report in the failures on poverty, budget chair paul ryan wrote, research finds that the best anti-poverty programs encourage work, programs like the earned income tax credit increase labor force participation. the president likes the earned income tax credit and paul ryan likes the earned income tax credit. so how did mr. ryan respond to the president's overture one day later? quote, this budget isn't a serious document, he said i
kind of world war ii camp. allen with al jazeera, north idaho. >>> a tax break for more than 13 million americans, president obama set to unveil the new budget this morning and tell you who will benefit the most if that proposal makes it through congress. plus you might call it thc-tv, marijuana commercials could be coming to a television society near you and life gave them lemons and they made lemonade and going to school. >>> if you think durant is the mbp lebron says not so fast and we will talk about the record in south beach. ♪ welcome back to al jazeera america, i'm stephanie sy, israel's prime minister is pushing back against u.s. diplomacy in the middle east and met with president obama on monday and discussed a framework for reaching a pack with the palestinian and netanyahu had frustration for, syria and iran and to have compromise israel must be secure and netanyahu will deliver the keynote speech to the american, israel publish affairs and apac is the largest and pro-israel lobbying group in the u.s. and as you can see libby casey is joining us from washington and good mor
of low interest rates. then on the government side we have less drag from tax increases and spending cuts than we had last year. so i think this year will be noticeably stronger than it was in 2013. >> let's get a quick thought on housing. i agree with most of what you said there bquibble with the ida that incomes are going up very much. there is i'm told a bit of a squeeze on affordability. incomes have not gone up enough to keep up with rising mortgage rates and rising prices. is housing going to slow markedly this year because of that? >> well, certainly affordability has declined from where it was a couple of years ago where we had mortgage rates at 3.25% and prices were down tremendously. however, prices are still down by about 1/5 from where they were at their peak in 2006. we are seeing some job growth, some income growth, and we do see lenders a little bit more willing to lend. so i think although affordability is down somewhat, it's still pretty good on a historical basis. and i think that will be enough to bring people into the housing market. >> thanks a lot, gus. appreciate yo
as well as tax increase, republicans wanting lower taxes and less of that spending. they will fight it out in the midterm elections and then we may return to budget talks and some sort of accommodation in 2015. >> john, how real is the return of the conversation about tax and interest? i say it in part because it's in some of these bills, but also because the front page of the "wall street journal," see this right here, blowout call for big tycoons that talked about the payout for people like leon black, $560 million with his income, 465 for steven schwartzman and others. i do know it's been put back in some of the bills, but this has been a policy debate we've been talking about for about five years now. >> there's a lot of momentum behind this issue. i would not expect it to pass this year. one of the things that adds to its momentum in terms of the long-term, which we really get to a tax reform discussion which is not going to be this year, is that dave camp, the republican chairman of the ways and means committee, included this interest in his tax reform bill. the administration will h
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u.s. tax evaders. we will talk credit suisse after the break. ♪ >> welcome back to "on the move ." i am manus cranny at bloomberg's european headquarters in london. these are the bloomberg top headlines. from being thene most attractive carry trade that in the emerging markets to the worst in the space of two months. as the central bank's efforts to weaken the currency caused volatility to search. the exchange rate tumbled the most since 2010 earlier this week. losing money for investors who borrowed dollars to buy the yuan. angela merkel is expected to call for a stronger european union during her visit to the u.k. today. the german chancellor arrives in london later. she will address both houses of parliament and have tea with her majesty, the queen. >> i think she is going to try to convince the u.k. to stay in europe. that there are more advantages to stay in than to get out. you can't really pick what you like and not take the rest. i think that is the main message. yatsenyuk won the support of ukraine protesters in kiev to the an interim cabinet and averted a fraud. he says law
the growth of tax-free housing loans are currently cover one hundred percent of housing expenses until they cover an average number of 95% of housing expenses, with a five percent out-of-pocket contribution. why comparison, the average was late 1990's. we will also no longer reimburse for renters insurance. over three years we will reduce by $1 billion the annual nowidies provided, which total $1.4 billion. we are not shutting down commissary's. all commissaries will still get .ree rent and pay no taxes they will be able to continue to provide good deals to service members and retirees. enlistedi am an person, what does that mean for me? at the end of the day? nothing. this is probably the most difficult part of the program going forward. they are talking about trying to redress paying benefits, but a lot of the analysis shows that -- thatgoing to be done this will be nearly impossible. no one in a year like this wants to be seen cutting benefits. secretary hagel is saying that we just need to reign things in, we will not cut pay for anyone. we are just going to reduce subsidies for gr
to a significant change but you have the anniversary of the payroll tax increase and the sequester not far away, there's hope that you'll get more economic activity translating into more consumer spending although we're not sure how that will play out because we have this potentially seminal in the way people shop. >> we had a big increase in the value of homes and macy's talks about how furniture was very strong. i mean, there are lots of people who are still putting money in homes. and that seems to be the trend that a lot of these retailers have been talking about. remember, target has a nice home business. people are spending on their homes. they are. >> now, target's q-1 profit view's a little below consennious aconsenn io consennsus, and they don't know what the data breach will cost them down the road. what is your game plan on target? >> i think the yield will hold it down. it's so funny do you know what we've got this interesting market that's the opposite of how skeptical we were coming in about retail. lowe's goes up yesterday on home deem poe doing well. low they give us a good numb
.m. in london. testifying before a senate committee on the role in tax evasion. insisted this conduct was limited to a handful of employees. hans nichols as the details from berlin. good morning. ritual to these hearings. or anyllenge to dougan, executive, is to be contrite but not give away ground to hurt shareholders. on this one key point on whether anyone would be held accountable, you kept hearing them press the question. >> how many culpable officers in key executives have you held accountable or fire the? >> we determined to shut this business down. over the course of the first two years after that i'm a we basically reduce the size of the business by about 85%. >> how many employees were fired? different credit suisse employees serviced the 22,000 u.s. linked accounts. the committee's report, only 10 of the 1800 were disciplined and no one was fired. is that an accurate statement? is largely accurate. >> why do people take money out of the country of origin and move to switzerland? historically, one of the things obviously highlighted is they are sheltering assets and income f
measures that can help you pull out of poverty, like cutting taxes? there is nothing particularly moral about borrowing even more borrowed money which can trap people in poverty. >> i think my friend who is a distinguished churchman himself talked perfect sense. there is nothing moral about running up huge deficits about out of control welfare bills. if we do not deal with these problems, the whole country will be poorer. we should listen to the former arch bishop of canterbury. he said the churches should be aware of the dangers of blindly defending a gargantuan welfare budget that every serious politician would cut as a matter of economic common sense. i think serious politicians have to engage in it and that should go for everybody. >> ed miliband. >> i join my honorable friend's and congratulate the team on their brilliant performance at the winter olympics. as the immediate threat of flood passes, some levels are still underwater and hundreds of businesses and farms are still struggling to recover. the committee on climate change, the u.k. statistical authority have all said the go
upstream issues the complexity of the tax code. .. >> one of the unintended consequens of the irs having to shift people from one function to answer telephone calls, one of the areas in which they do this is especially trouble aring because it's -- troubling because it's, they take people who were working identity theft cases who are working to help identity theft victims and literally having these individuals stop in midstream and move to telephone answering how do you complete a return and what have you, and which causes immense delays in helping victims of identity theft which as members of this committee know is a massively growing problem and especially if you're the subject, if you're the victim involved is very frustrating. and so it's just a point, again, of -- it's a zero sum game. they need resources to do it all. this aca -- most americans have no idea of the massive role that the irs is going to play in the implementation of the affordable care act. and the irs, once again, will have to make some tough choices as to what to focus upon. >> thank you. i don't have any further q
taxes don't go to the city of philadelphia. >> sure, that's certainly part of the issue. i mean, one of the things that was fascinating to us when we did this analysis and compared philadelphia to other cities, a nap shot of 2010 we found that the size of the middle class in philadelphia was not that different than a lot of other cities. what was different was the size of the upper income group. in philadelphia was not 9% to 10%. in washington, boston, new york, it's 15%, 16%, 17%. that's a big difference. as you say in those cities some of those people, a lot of those people are actually living within the city limits, that's less true in philadelphia. >> are there obvious ones in places for philadelphia. >> the solutions may be obvious, but they're certainly not easy. you know, in our report we talked about three kinds of solutions. one is to cater specifically to the middle class, to people who are here now are middle class and the middle class people who might want to come. you do that through tax breaks and providing educational options. you do that with lifestyle amenities. th
-- biggest the tax e-mail is in after the break. >> julie is there. the u.s. investigation is hoping to reach a settlement this year. lawmakers have been looking into whether 14 swiss bank helped americans of a taxes while in an exclusive interview. the ceo says they are currently in negotiations with authorities. we are currently in discussion with the department finding a on ways of settlement. we have been already out there for four years. for us it's not something new. we are looking to find a settlement this year. >> is this the start of a cleanup and switzerland's financial industry? in singapore or hong kong or london. everyone will have higher acceptance, client of diligence, and i think ultimately this is good for financial services, for the integrity of the system, clients that maybe were working on an undeclared basis in the past are slowly in the age where they are facing succession, and the new , theytion of clients don't want to have anything to do with the money because they don't understand it. they prefer to have less, but that is money that can be moved freely. of the clampd
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surrounded ukraine and the thirty bases. but the atmosphere is intended to be cotton content is a tax penalty is that i was just a few days ago. many people share of weapons the presence of ross and troops. and i see many know sometimes i do that in time. ranieri is on policy covering me the ring about sixty per cent of its premium rate stands out at the very awesome. many tell me that he and his head low of nine years integration into the awesome privilege they know that johnny the european union. the story of what we support russia we support in any way we can the us the ultra text layer and with my hands. i'm still in good shape the key the teacher instructed to carry you call and call roster. it's awesome and bits of russia's black sea free some ukrainian causes him to be effecting is the process the top navy commander has strong regions. suzanne o'connell s ukrainian government. in the meantime the country's indian government has not choose to draw some causes of you dating and oak pine crime you is it because of taxes and a vehicle on their fault reason westbound name sounds seem to be
infrastructure program is a nonstarter. you are not going to raise the gas tax, you are not going to restructure the corporate tax code in the near future. but if oil prices can stay where they are or go up a little bit and can fund the development of a lot of energy infrastructure, that will drive road, rail, and other transportation infrastructure we're talking about. you need a private sector impetus. dry?sentially the pot is the piggy bank is empty? >> it pretty much is. highway funding is done. vehicle miles traveled have been dropping. gas tax revenues are falling. the need for a public-private partnership. you have private money coupled with public management. why can't we get that done? >> that does happen. but the economic incentive has to be there. we start natural gas exports and crude oil exports. the prices equalize between the center of the u.s. where the crude oil piles up in barrels and the rest of the world -- you can have it better environment for private investment and international energy agency's have estimated that it is in the trillions of dollars, the infrastructure inves
such a complicated tax code, for instance, is because of these lobbying organizations. if you really wanted to get a fair tax code -- >> how do you offset the influence that unions have and left-wing organizations that soros have? >> why is it only big unions or big organizations that have a say in these things? >> no one is pooling their money together to -- >> i want to raise a question about, at some level, of the voracity of the index. at some level, there's shadow lobbying going on. and not even total lobbying numbers have come down. but you can clearly tell there's the official lobbying that we can all track, that they're tracking, but then all this stuff on the side. >> what if you hire a congressman and bring him under your wing. i thought the same thing too. it was interesting that two tobacco companies made the top of the list. >> you take this to its worst level of lobbying and how does that compare to ukraine with theically other countries, where it's pure out and out bribery. >> there's not a reason to not constantly try to be vigilant to make it a better system. >> there's no golf co
for u.s. equities today. ftse down 100, individual corporates to focus in on, rbs posted a full-year pre-tax loss of more than 8 billion pounds that has unveiled a 570 million pound bonus pool, stock off 6.4%. man group up 10.5% after impressive full year figures. funds under management left the companies aa slower pace than expected in 2013 as the firm attracted more new investment. rsa down 3.4% is where we stand, the firm's planning to plug a capital hole with asset sales the former rbs ceo steven hester now taking over at rsa and wpp, 5.25, saw sales rise in 2013 but investors left unimpressed by a warping on margins. the ceo told cnbc he should have been more aggressive in emerging markets. >> they are our most profitable markets now. over the coming years we'll be more aggressive. if there's one thing i regret about the last ten years is that we didn't go fst aer. >> posting a 2013 net profit of nearly $4 billion and allianz down 2.3%, raised its 2013 dividend after roughly meeting market expectations. the company saw a strong performance from its property division but life and health
tax evasion i wealthy u.s. clients who have stashed billions of dollars outside the reach of u.s. tax collectors. the report accuses the bank of an array of tactics, from creating offshore shell entities to establishing a branch as work airport where elite clients used secret elevators operated by remote control. the ceo blamed the abuses on small -- a small group of bankers at the firm. >> the management team regrets deeply that despite the industry-leading appliance measures we put in place, we had some private bankers who appeared to have violated u.s. law. >> wednesday marked the two-year anniversary of the death of unarmedmartin, the african-american 17-year-old who was shot dead by george zimmerman in sanford, florida. zimmerman's acquittal now and i the country on issues of race and rights in the criminal justice system. rallies were held nationwide wednesday to mark the two years since the killing. >> we're all trayvon. fathers, sisters, brothers, grandfathers. the matter who you are, what you're doing or where you're going, if you believe in yourself, believe in him, too. >>
and beverage choice. whether it's a soda tax or portion size restriction, government regulations like mayor michael bloomberg's soda ban won't make americans healthy. and exercise, diet nutrition education can do that. that is just a little bit from the e-mail that was sent out, soliciting signatures or this petition. ashley is in california. good morning. caller: good morning. before i start off, i want to say, this is a public health issue. not a political issue. i am pro-let's move program because childhood obesity causes cardiovascular disease. it causes rectal cancer. these are problems. people don't like their president, that is one thing. obesity isod serious. i find it interesting that people are having problem with something focusing on getting children healthy. i found that article really interesting that you just read , she is not a politician. she worked at the university of chicago hospital and restoration program. qualified tos very talk about children's health because she is a mother and she will understand how diet and exercise work. host: thank you very much. kathleen sebel
what he describes is an armed occupation at the airport. >>> luxottica is hit with tax issues in the fourth quarter. >>> there is speculation the central bank will widen the country's trading ban. >>> and janet yellen says she needs a firmer handle on the data before she can blame the weather for recent weakness. >> announcer: you're watching "worldwide exchange," bringing you business news from around the globe. >> warm welcome to the show. plenty of moving towards surrounding ukraine. >> absolutely. we just heard in the last few minutes the ukrainian prime minister separating out the political noise we're hearing for the economy. he said they're taking clear steps to provide the ukraine with international financial aid are being taken right now. they accept the ukraine is independent. they hope to boost reserves and stabilize the situation there. they talk about the imf here, too. they expect record credit instruments from the imf to increase saying to them that they will provide funding in the next couple of days if they can agree with it. and a key priority, of course, is
-- much-talked-about consumption tax in china. --yes, we are just barely over a month away, really, before everything in japan gets a little bit more expensive. think that the central bank of japan is to do more increased stimulus to increase the stimulus. one reason behind their thinking has been with what they like to call the sticky japanese yen. recently, it has actually strengthened. to break out of this trend, goldman says that the bmg will have to do more. what this shows use the -- that the boj will have to do more. what this shows you is, at the same time that the boj decreased its bond buying program, now we are south at about 6 trillion since the start of january. so what is the thinking here? much thea limit to how central bank can influence the bond markets given the current policies. in other words, they need to do more. how do you make money? or how do you avoid losing too much money? craig when coupled and investments has this note last week. they say by the south korean won . yen, ae the japanese further slide in the japanese yen. let me leave you with this. there we go. t
likelihood of any significant action. tax reform, you're going to see a lot about this in the next 48 hours as dave camp, the ways and means committee chairman, unveils a very ambitious bill. lots of interesting features including a little surtax on the wealthy, that might go against republican orthodoxy. he talks about maybe even subjecting muni bond income to a surtax. that is a very controversial subject. he would do away with a lot of sacred tax breaks as you know. this is something that made most republicans very uneasy. they do not want to have attention drawn to anything that controversial. and i would say that the chances of tax reform this year are at best, 10%. and i'm being generous to even say that. next year with paul ryan as head of the ways and means committee things could change. then there is immigration. being optimist who would like to see a bill, i think there's a chance things could get a little more serious after the primaries. but between now and mid-summer, when so many republicans are going to look over their shoulder to a right-wing challenger, i think immigration
to spend their hard-earned tax dollars on foreign assistance and strengthen the greatest military the world has ever known. i see americans who want america to lead. [applause] my friends, i've been around a long time. and in fact, since the coolidge administration. [laughter] but i would say to you i've never seen this world in need of strong american leadership than it is today. and i believe these events, these negotiations with iran, which i hope to succeed, but i doubt, when i see the slaughter in syria, when i see the chinese asserting themselves in asia, when i see significant cuts in foreign aid and also in our defense budget, i'm worried. my final word to you, my dear and beloved friends, america and israel needs you more today than ever before. thank you and god bless. right now we are going to the conference with a discussion with an israeli journalist. on the internet, which i did not have a great knowledge about. gender wise, i am a jewish mother. after four months, they showed me what became the first internet-wide instant -- later, a company came in and bought us. overnight w
into negative tax free in january of this real consecutive set this is a government ban on exporting raw materials. it's not seen much of the brain. in general talk to about fourteen point four billion dollars compared with imports of fourteen point nine billion dollars. i got this in about four hundred and fifty million dollars in duties as long relied on exports of natural resources including all and the fullest and foreign currency. i'm the only came into effect in january has disrupted trade. lol benz ag was a nickel back and sixty stringy other minerals that hath not the snow. it's a dress and tights indonesian companies default event processing industries of bed in his history the distance as the band is here to stay in the future we want to be no justin exports of raw materials. also on exports for the finished product. you go over and dignity. japanese farm in a sinful man o t she does not speak on his indonesian counterpart monte and act as a talented if the bad climbing at the same as fact the japanese economy i wonder what's running through the northwest pakistan reportedly ca
like emily's list are fund-raising on a tax against candidates ironically wendy davis who has been called abortion barbie and alison grimes who has been called an empty dress. senator ted cruz was less than enthusiastic about minority leader mitch mcconnell when politico's mike allen asked him to play a game of word association. >> this will be good. >> last one. mitch mcconnell. >> leader. >> that's a statement of fact. >> that is what is stencilled on his door. >> that's all you have to say? should mitch mcconnell be the senate republican leader. >> look. that is a decision for the conference to make. >> no. but what is your personal opinion about that sf is he a leader or a sell-out? >> i strongly disagree with the decisions -- some of the decisions republican leadership has made this past year. there is a real divide over how you win elections. there are a number of folks in washington who think the way you win elections is you put your head down, you don't rock the boat, you don't take any risks. >> and that describes the current senate republican leadership? >> sadly. >> all
that. people are more productive and able to pay more taxes with legal status. you will get greater contributions from naturalized citizens. call from north carolina. semantics that are being used by the two guests are truly mind boggling. the dream act? can be anotheram person's nightmare, particularly if you're a construction worker trying to get a job and you get outbid on contracts because all of the guys i know in construction, every time they show up there is another crew of illegals and workers who will pay half price. american workers cannot compete because they get paid cash under the table. me,uld like to know, excuse , it enter a bank illegally is not called unauthorized entry into a bank, is that? host: we got your point. doris meissner, dream act, unauthorized versus illegal. guest: dream act is a name that congress gave to a piece of legislation. that is what the sponsors have called it and that is why it is referred to in that way. as for the broader question , iut level playing field think the caller has a very important point. as long as we have an economy where it
governments across ukraine. on the other hand to improve the efficiency of government. from taxes, to preserve public order. the balance is difficult to achieve with the government which is now quite weak. >> given russia's position in terms of the the amount of troops on the ground, how difficult is it going to be do you think for ukraine to see the russian troops lead? >> that's the challenge. ukraine in the midterm or perhaps in the long term will try to work with the international community to militaryize the area. obviously russia would not want to do that. but i guess that's negotiable. >> doesn't president putin have a report that the deal originally negotiated between yanukovych and the three foreign ministers was thrown out of the window 24 hours later? >> things change, right? >> they sure did. he left. >> he left. he didn't do what he was supposed to do. so the deal was void. so i guess the thing changed too quickly. again, russia didn't sign the deal. so i guess it's the european minister should have been sort of worrying about it, not russian side. >> very briefly, does ukraine fe
programs and enhanced job training. the white house said it would also enlarge the current income tax credit to cover 13.5 million low aren't workers without children, expand the childcare tax credit for some parents, and make it easier for workers to contribute to individual retirement accounts. >> president obama will talk about his budget proposal to an elementary school here in washington, d.c. we'll bring you his remarks live at 11:30 eastern on our companion network c-span and we invite you to weigh in on your thoughts on the president's proposal at facebook and twitter using #cspanchat. later the white house budget office will hold a briefing with budget director sylvia mathews burwell and policy advisers. live at 12:45 p.m. eastern also on c-span. here on c-span2 we will go live to the heritage foundation for discussion of the future of ukraine. this the second of state has arrived in the ukrainian capital to show support for the country's government. secretary kerry touchdown in kiev as the u.s. announced a $1 billion aid package to ukraine amid worries that moscow would exte
-kindergarten programs and enhance job training. the white house said it would also extend the earned income tax credit to coffer 13.5 million low-earning workers without children, expand the child tax credit for some parents and make it easier for workers to contribute to individual retirement accounts. we have a link to the budget proposal on c-span.org. >>> we also could hear reaction to today's budget release from senators when they gavel in today at 2 p.m. eastern for general speeches, about 45 minutes from you. no votes scheduled for today as lawmakers continue to make their way back to the washington, d.c. area after yesterday's snowstorm which closed the federal government. tomorrow senators will take up a nomination for assistant tone general for the justice department's civil rights commission. you can see the senate at 2 p.m. eastern here on c-span2. >> the new c-span.org web site gives you access to an incredible library of political events with more added reach day through c-span's nonstop coverage of national politics, history and nonfiction books. find c-span's daily coverage of official
, local taxes going up, and insurance costing more? it's not the evil capitalists on wall street, it's the osha ocean of new regulations taking every spare dime from america's budget because someone here in washington thinks they know better. listen, whether it's a farm or whether it's on an energy platform or whether it's this chamber that passed the bill two years ago straight down the party-line vote that told every american that they cannot pick the health care they wanted last year they had to pick the one washington approved. they couldn't have the same doctor, they had to pick one that washington approved. they couldn't pay what they choose to because they wanted to go to the hospital washington chose. the costs are going up as well because washington put a new tax on medical twices like a dental crown, knee replacement, or pacemaker so right when they are getting hit with medical bills they'll get hit with a new tax as well. what a great idea. the problem is this government has grown and grown over decades. it is time to turn this around. now is the moment to guff the miles p
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